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[05/27/14 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Puts FOX in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/25/14):

FOX (6.577 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its coverage of the "NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600" (6.577 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

ABC (3.478 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a distant second place with its second run mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.798 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.690 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "Castle" (3.085 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Motive" (2.340 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Next up was NBC (2.312 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and the season finale of "American Dream Builders" (1.751 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) followed by new episodes of "Believe" (2.872 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Crisis" (2.877 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

And finally, CBS (3.792 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "60 Minutes" (5.933 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "The Good Wife" (2.771 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), another "The Good Wife" (2.692 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "The Mentalist" (3.773 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - American Dream Builders
-30.00% - Believe (vs. 5/4/14)
-30.00% - Crisis (vs. 5/4/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Believe (vs. Smash)
+40.00% - Crisis (vs. Smash)
-20.00% - American Dream Builders (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-21.05% - NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/26/13):

FOX (6.980 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) took home top honors on Sunday with its coverage of "NASCAR: Sprint Cup Racing from Charlotte" (6.980 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).

ABC (2.963 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its all-repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.031 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "Wipeout" (2.946 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), "Motive" (2.620 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Rookie Blue" (2.256 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.449 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with its second run mix of "60 Minutes" (5.584 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.501 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "The Good Wife" (3.297 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "The Mentalist" (4.413 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

And finally, NBC (2.392 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) closed out the night with a rebroadcast of "The Voice" (2.388 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) followed by a new "Smash" (2.430 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and the finale of "Smash" (2.364 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Smash (vs. 5/11/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-9.52% - NASCAR: Sprint Cup Racing from Charlotte -28.57% - Smash - 10:00 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat)) -54.55% - Smash - 9:00 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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